Serving With Saddam’s Ladle

Between Sabbath prayers, bidding for a piece of the dictator’s silver.

BY LAURA BLUMENFELD The author of "Revenge: A Story of Hope.”
SUNDAY REVIEW


IT was Friday before dusk and my husband had corralled our three children — showered, in good clothes and on notice for good behavior — to sing Sabbath prayers. I broke away for a moment and ran upstairs to my computer to check the status of a shiny...

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